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cat·kin

 (kăt′kĭn)
n.
A dense, cylindrical, often drooping cluster of unisexual apetalous flowers found especially in willows, birches, and oaks. Also called ament.

[From obsolete Dutch katteken, kitten, diminutive of katte, cat (from its resemblance to a kitten's tail), from Germanic *kattuz.]

catkin

(ˈkætkɪn)
n
(Botany) an inflorescence consisting of a spike, usually hanging, of much reduced flowers of either sex: occurs in birch, hazel, etc. Also called: ament
[C16: from obsolete Dutch katteken kitten, identical in meaning with French chaton, German Kätzchen]

cat•kin

(ˈkæt kɪn)

n.
a spike of unisexual flowers with scaly bracts and no petals, as on the willow or birch.
Also called ament.
[1570–80; < Dutch katteken little cat (now obsolete)]
cat′kin•ate` (-kəˌneɪt) adj.

cat·kin

(kăt′kĭn)
A long, thin cluster of tiny, petalless flowers growing on willows, birches, oaks, poplars, and certain other trees. The flowers on a catkin are either all male or all female. See more at flower.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catkin - a cylindrical spikelike inflorescencecatkin - a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence
inflorescence - the flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a stalk
Translations
尾状花序

catkin

[ˈkætkɪn] Namento m, candelilla f

catkin

[ˈkætkɪn] n [hazel] → chaton mcat litter nlitière f (pour chats)

catkin

[ˈkætkɪn] n (Bot) → amento, gattino
References in classic literature ?
Walking some forty paces away, Sergey Ivanovitch, knowing he was out of sight, stood still behind a bushy spindle-tree in full flower with its rosy red catkins.
I was standing with Rachel beside the water, amusing the laughing baby in her arms with a twig of willow laden with golden catkins, when, greatly to my surprise, he entered the park, mounted on his costly black hunter, and crossed over the grass to meet me.
A SALE and a letting of industrial units have been announced by the owners of the Catkin Way Industrial Estate in Bishop Auckland.
Specifically, we were interested in the following questions: (1) does the level of damage by Black Bears differ between male and female Black Cottonwood trees; (2) does the size of the Black Cottonwood tree affect the level of catkin and seed pod harvest by Black Bears; (3) what is the potential nutrient value of male and female Black Cottonwood catkins and of seed pods; and (4) what is the nutritional composition of Black Cottonwood catkins and seed pods compared to some other potential plant foods that are present in the area in spring, namely male catkins of Sitka Alder (Alnus viridis sinuata), which apparently are not eaten, and stem-bases of Northern Ground Cone (Boschniakia rossi), which are frequently eaten?
Siddiqui Forte Pakistan, Karachi Hony Finance Secretary, Naseer Ahmad, Catkin Engineering, Islamabad Hony Media, Publication Secretary, Aamir Rehman Malick, Kaaf Engineers, Karachi Hony JS, Tahir Raza, Chapter Chairmen Islamabad, Ahmad Nawaz, A.
ONCE used to ward off evil and worn to celebrate Easter, the humble catkin has long held a place in our imaginations.
Zach and beloved cats Scooter, Smaug, Catkin and Bramble.
A native of Istanbul, Turkey, Mocan lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife Madeline, his 9-year old daughter Leyla, and their cat Catkin.
The apical bud in a short shoot includes primordia for leaves flushing in the following year and, in reproductive short shoots, for a female catkin.
Every catkin seemed to have been pulled off the pussy willow, and one hat appeared to be partly eaten.
They also develop rows of dots resembling catkin pollen sacks on their backs.
Each catkin is actually made up of loads of individual small green/yellow male flowers, which produce the pollen.